Deaf-Hearing Interpreting Team Training
You are invited to apply to participate in a Deaf/Hearing Team Interpreting Training that will take place on FRIDAY, JUNE 21 AND SATURDAY, JUNE 22 IN FRESNO, CA.
Rosemary R. Wanis, Ed.D., CDI, Jim Brune, CDI, and Rachel Kleist, CDI, will be facilitating this training together.
We will have 10 TO 15 Deaf individuals who are training to become Professional Deaf Interpreters from June 16 through June 22 and you are invited to join us for two days for the portion on deaf-hearing interpreting teams.
Therefore, we are opening up only up to 15 slots for interpreters who are hearing to join us for a joint effort to train side-by-side. This opportunity is intensive, hands-on, and a full immersion experience. All applicants are required to be fully committed and engaged in this process.
Information about the co-trainers:
Rosemary R. Wanis born Deaf to hearing parents in Alexandria, Egypt. Immigrated to the US at the age of 9 months. Was not identified to be Deaf until the age of 4. Grew up using hearing aids and speech/speechreading. After learning ASL at the age of 18 she went to Gallaudet and earned her Master's in Social Work and Master's in Administration in 1998. She has been a Certified Deaf Interpreter since 2005. Since that time has primarily worked in legal settings as well as a variety of community-based work. In 2013 she became a national certified Deaf Interpreter Training through NCIEC. Since that time she offers team trainings at least once a year in Fresno, California. She graduated from Fresno State with a doctorate in Educational Leadership in May, 2018. She currently works as a full-time lecturer at Fresno State in the Deaf Studies department and is a single mom to a sassy 13-year-old KODA!
Jim Brune, a New Jersey native, is a Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) who also works as an Adjunct Instructor at Ohlone College in the Deaf Preparatory Program and the Interpreter Preparation Program. Jim has also presented workshops on self-advocacy nationally at the grassroots level as well as national conventions. Jim is also a credentialed Disaster Response Interpreter has worked with NorCal Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to provide intensive training to sign language interpreters about Disaster Response Interpreting (DRI). Jim was a participant in Rosemary Wanis' first cohort for the Deaf Interpreter Training in 2015 and he also took the Mental Health Interpreter Training (MHIT) in Alabama. Jim is a Gallaudet University graduate (B.A., Social Work, ’97) and previously worked for 12 years at Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency (DCARA), the last 6 years as the Executive Director. Jim, who is an uncle to 5 nieces and nephews, is an avid tennis player who resides in San Francisco, CA.
Rachel Kleist is a Northern California native – primarily from the Sacramento area. Rachel began working as a Deaf interpreter on an as-needed basis for an agency that served Deaf plus adults in 2008. This experience led Rachel into an interest in the field of interpreting and obtaining more training. Rachel took her first “official” Deaf Interpreting workshop from Carole Lazorisak, in 2012. This interest and curiosity became a passion and Rachel continued searching for more training specific to Deaf Interpreters. She was part of Rosemary Wanis’ first cohort for the 40-hour Deaf Interpreter Training and has attended both historic Deaf Interpreter Conferences, in addition to two consecutive years of Mental Health Interpreter Trainings provided by the state of Alabama. Rachel became RID certified in 2016, and a credentialed Disaster Response Interpreter. In addition to working freelance as an interpreter, Rachel is currently in the process of acquiring her Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice from Cal State University Sacramento and in May of 2018, completed the Interpreter Preparation Program at American River College.
Because of the setting, casual attire is appropriate. No ripped/torn jeans/shorts please; shorts are acceptable (per facility policy). You will want comfortable shoes as we will do some walking and standing during on Saturday. A full schedule and agenda will be sent to you prior to the training.
Mission at the Mission
310 G Street, Fresno, CA 93706 (Downtown Fresno)
This is next to a Homeless shelter and rescue mission. Parking is located in a locked gated area.
Friday, June 21 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. (lunch provided from 12 to 1 pm)
Saturday, June 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
16 hours of training is offered to certified interpreter at 1.6 CEUs.
a. Provide three or more strategies for effective team interpreting
b. Effectively explain the roles and responsibilities of each part of the deaf/hearing team
c. Explain the purpose of pre, during, and post conference discussions
d. Identify at least two power dynamics that may arise in a deaf/hearing team situation
e. Prepare a set of tools or scripts that you may use when asked to justify why a team is necessary in a variety of settings.
$225 per person (including 1.6 CEUs - scroll down for more information about CEUs/ACET)
OR $175 without lodging (see below for specifics)
This rate includes 16 hours of training, and four meals (lunch and dinner on Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday)
Snacks, coffee, tea, water, provided all day on both days
You are not able to opt out of the meals. That is required as part of our cost.
Allergy information will be collected using this GoogleForm online registration.
FOR OVERNIGHT OPTIONS:
If you wish to stay at the Mission at the Mission while you are participating in the training then you will need to plan for the following costs:
OPTON 1: 1 night (Friday night only) plus 4 meals: for double occupancy - cost is $225
OPTION 2: 4 meals (I will get my own lodging) - cost is $175
CRITERIA TO APPLY:
* Must be currently RID Certified (your RID membership number) OR have completed an Interpreter Training Program (provide proof of ITP completion via email to email@example.com with PROOF in subject field)
*Interpreters with an EIPA score of 4.0 (with or without RID membership) or above are welcome to join us as well if currently working in P-12 setting. Please email proof of EIPA score to firstname.lastname@example.org with PROOF in subject field.
* No prior experience working with a Deaf Interpreter is required; but is beneficial to have a basic understanding of this team approach
Please complete this registration immediately; however, do not pay yet. The first up to 15 people to apply and who meet all of the training criteria will be accepted. You will be notified via email on June 4 and full payment is due by June 10.
Please pay by Money Order to CCRID or use their online bill pay option at www.ccrid.info
If you want to pay using the online feature, please email and we will provide you with a direct link to pay online.
Online registration requires a 3% per transaction non-refundable fee.
Send Money Orders or Personal Check to:
Payable to: CCRID - in Memo write: DIT5-2019
P.O. Box 588
Clovis, CA 93613
Any bounced checks will be charged a $20 fee
ONLINE PAYMENTS: https://www.ccrid.info/dit--dihi-training-fresno-ca-2019.html
Please choose the option that matches your registration preference (With or without lodging)
DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS JUNE 3, 2019
If you need to cancel your registration; please submit a request via email to CaDeafInterpreterTraining@gmail.com no later than May 9 for a full refund. See Refund Policy for more details.
NOTE: Maximum number of participants is 15. If we are under enrollment at 10 or less, the training will be cancelled.
Refunds must be requested via email lat least 30 days from the first day of training. Please allow up to 30 days to process your refund minus the initial online transaction fee.
In the event of cancellation on or before May 9; a full refund will be issued (minus the online transaction fee).
In the event that you cancel on May 10 or after, you will be issued a refund of up to 50% of what you paid (minus the online transaction fee).
Angela Funke is an approved RID CMP sponsor. 1.6 CEUs/ACET is $10.00 per person.
PAY FOR CEUs upon arrival using one of the following methods:
PayPal: Angela.Funke.CEUs@gmail.com (RID Member # in notes)
SquareCash: $AngelaFunke (RID Member # in notes)
Personal Check-Payable to Angela Funke (RID Member # on memo line) will be mailed by DIT5 Trainers
This entire activity has been awarded (1.6) CEUs in the area of Professional Studies by The Registry Interpreters for the Deaf at the “Little/None” Content Knowledge Level for CMP and ACET participants. Partial CEUs will not be awarded.